PBE Bike Stijl cycles (6)

The Philly Bike Expo is an interesting and entertaining show. A true mix of almost all of cycling’s weird niches, eccentricities, and different segments, it’s a great representation of city cycling as a whole. It’s also almost a mini NAHBS with handmade bikes from a number of different builders that are sure to stop you in your tracks.

Bikes like this wild Stijl Uber Commuter. Between the burly titanium tubing, gorgeous paint, and smart parts selection, this was a show favorite…

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Want one of these for your own? Sorry, you’ll have to call up Stijl and commission your own – this one already has a home. The Cycles Ed front rack adapter is particularly trick.

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Stijl also had a few other incredible bikes like this black and gold All Fast Mountain 29+ rig laden with Project 321 parts. The impressive finish is made with Cerakote over gold anodized Ti.

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The custom ti party continued with this All Cross which again used anodized ti finishes, this time in blue – a perfect fit for all the Project 321 parts.

PBE Bike Bilenky

Without Bilenky Cycle Works there probably wouldn’t be a Philly Bike Expo. Naturally, a big section in the middle of the show floor was dedicated to the number of projects from Bilenky. Whether that’s full custom bikes or simply installing couplers on an old ride, Bilenky can and has done it.

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Always a crowd favorite, Tim O’Donnell brought a few Shamrock Cycles from the Mountains of Indiana to Philadelphia. Beautiful lugs, great lines, and perfect paint. What more do you want?

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Another crowd favorite, Rody brought some fat tire creations from Groovy Cycleworks. 27+ and 29+ with insane paint jobs.

PBE Bikes Vicious Cycles

Speaking of crazy paint, this Vicious Cycles Electric Warrior would certainly qualify.

PBE Bike Breismeister (6)

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A bit more understated, all of the bikes from Breismeister were quite eye catching. While the bikes are made by Breismeister, Ben Falcon gets credit on the paint.

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Another mind blowing paint job came in the form of this technicolor track bike from Bishop.

PBE Bike Moth Attack (3)

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Beautiful paint and lines combine for Megan Dean of Moth Attack.

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While we’re on the subject of paint, look at this work by VeloColour. Incredible. The Kirk Frameworks frame is a worthy canvas.

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Some paint was being applied as you watched. Joe Dweck’s custom bikes turn into even more art work.

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Live paint was also being applied by Eric Baar of Ground Up Speed Shop.

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Winter Bicycles are super clean.

PBE Bike Weaver

As was this Weaver Cycleworks road bike.

PBE Bike Vlad the impaler

How can you not like a fat bike with name like the Impaler from Vlad Cycles?

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The Fat Growler from CED literally transports a growler and two pint glasses.

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The Bee’s Knees was another interesting build from CED.

PBE Bike Saila (2)

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This Ti bike from Saila was impressive. As a former employee of Seven Cycles, Lauren Trout has some serious skills with a welder and builds custom bikes in titanium or steel.

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Finally, Royal H out of Boston, had a few stunning builds including this Rando build as well as a unique tandem that was constantly mobbed by show goers.

 

11 comments

  1. Sevo on

    Eric’s pin stripping abilities are legendary. He’s ridiculously good at it. Ground Up Speed Shop on Facebook. The guy deserves all the work he can get!

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